Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue

Bad Ground Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue None

  • Title: Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue
  • Author: Tony Wright Brant Webb
  • ISBN: 9781741960051
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. An Australian friend sent me this for Christmas a few years ago, and I got right into it and couldn't put it down!!! What a truly amazing true life story!! It really puts the reader right into the mine with those men who survived the incredibly terrifying conditions. The language is rough and tough at times, and the descriptions are graphic, but here that's all part of the realism of the story. This is a man's book through and through, not for the faint of heart. I would recommend it very highly [...]

    2. I've always wanted to know more about this true story. Like many Australians, I watched with baited breath all the news updates regarding the rescue of these two men, mourned the loss of Larry Knight and Richard Carlton. This was a great book, but I wish some parts of it had been cut; the author loves going off the subject, giving us random poems about Mako sharks, random descriptions where none were necessary, and in depth background stories about characters when ll I wanted to do was read abou [...]

    3. what these guys went through. I was feeling claustrophobic just reading about their lack of space. brilliant story of courage.

    4. ‘Gold is that most treacherous combination: beautiful and rare.’On the 25th of April 2006, at 9.26 pm, a small earthquake at the Beaconsfield Gold Mine caused a rock fall. Fourteen miners escaped, one miner, Larry Knight, was killed and two other miners, Brant Webb and Todd Russell, were trapped for two weeks.This book tells the story of the rescue, as well as some history of the gold mining operation at Beaconsfield where gold was first discovered in 1847. The gold mine was closed in 1914 b [...]

    5. (Audiobook) One of those books that you can't put down. 10 years after this disaster, the story returned to the media and I had to purchase this book. I remember during the incident being glued to the TV waiting like all of Australia asking "are they out yet, are they out yet?" A lot of the community couldn't understand why this rescue took so long. This book tells it as it was in great detail, giving the reader the intimidate knowledge of the delicate operation it was. We all knew how terrifyin [...]

    6. Like most of us, I watched this true story evolve on the news, I then visited the Beaconsfield mine and finally listened to this ebook. Found the ebook amazing as it takes you right into the lives of the miners and their familiesduring this terrible time. It also goes on to tell you what happened after the rescue and how Beaconsville and its residents are doing now.

    7. I came upon this book quite by accident. I just jumped into my hands at the library. I knew nothing about goldmining, nothing about Tasmania, nothing about Australian culture, nothing about the Beaconsfield mine disaster. What a great story. Kept me with it all the way through.

    8. What a terrifying ordeal. An amazing story of courage and endurance. Hats off to all those involved in the rescue mission and condolences to the Knight family.

    9. Gripping, everyone involved got their story told. I rushed to the last page just so the two men would be freed and i no longer endured with them.

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